The Women & Gender Book Club invites you to join us in reading and discussing historian Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Copies of the book will be made available to students for $5. To sign up, contact Linsdey Freeman, Sue Maguire, or Ruth Goldman or attend the first meeting on October 2.
About the book: Wonder Woman, created in 1941 on the brink of World War II, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike others, she also has a secret history.
In Jill Lepore’s riveting work of historical detection, Wonder Woman’s story provides the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.